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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
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The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden...

The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.

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We visited on a fairly cloudy day with hints of rain but this lovely zoo was brilliant to visit. £21 to get in but you can return throughout the day. It's not huge but has a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a fairly cloudy day with hints of rain but this lovely zoo was brilliant to visit. £21 to get in but you can return throughout the day. It's not huge but has a lot to look at with very interesting animals and they are undertaking good work. Loved it.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a find! Delightful wildlife place with small animals and birds. Easy to walk around and paths well kept. In fact, the whole place was well kept ! Staff friendly and happy to chat. Ideal for families. Wish it was closer to home!

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Thank adietudor
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite a small zoo and does not take too long to walk round, but fantastic monkeys and meerkats to name but a few. Well kept animals and certainly worth a visit. Will visit again if holiday again in the vicinity.

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Thank Nostrarobus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used tesco vouchers otherwise think this would be expensive for the size of the zoo but still enjoyable. Able to go round in less than an hour but went back at end of day for another look for free with receipt. Parking in Ness carpark good - 3.50 all day and next to zoo. You can explore the smugglers cave... More 

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Thank dilgea01
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this zoo is tiny it is well kept and animals seem healthy. Smaller children will enjoy the animals, mainly monkeys and meerkats. Not too accessible for wheelchair users.

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Thank Robert H
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely morning spent looking a monkeys and other small animals - well worth a visit and staff very informative if you ask them questions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant visit for small children . Feeding the Meercats was enjoyable . I got to close to the lion monkey and it tried to grab my phone so be a bit sensible and stay a distance .

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a beautiful setting this zoo has an interesting collection of smaller animals. You will not find elephants, hippos or the like but without exception the animals seem well looked after and the staff and volunteers friendly and well informed

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Cardiff
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131 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adult prices are usually £7.50 however, for this visit we used tesco clubcard vouchers. The zoo is fantastic and perfect for seeing the smaller animals that it looks after. There are a few steps around the zoo which are managable for buggies and certainly worth the effort. Although it doesn't take long to get around, it is worth the visit!

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Thank nicsweb
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small zoo which is possible to cover in about three quarters of an hour and is not push chair friendly. A nice little place but its human customers need to experience a little more visual TLC in well cared for surroundings to 'set the animals off'. The site, (and some of the cage interiors), look tired and in need... More 

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